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Boy, 7, pulled from apparent kidnapper

A man allegedly tried to abduct a seven-year-old boy outside a 7-Eleven store in Fairfax City Wednesday morning, but the boy's mother and a bystander wrested the boy away and officers quickly made an arrest, Fairfax City police said Thursday.

The incident happened outside the 7-Eleven store at 10911 Main Street, near the intersection of routes 29 and 50 in the Kamp Washington area.

Police said the boy was standing beside his family's vehicle when a man grabbed his hand and tried to lead him away.

The boy's mother and a bystander spotted this, pulled the boy away from the suspect and put him in the family car. The boy was not hurt.

Officers spotted the suspect in the 7-Eleven parking lot when they arrived, police said.

Charles Robert Barbour, 47, of the 900 block of Wolfe Street in Alexandria City, was arrested and charged with abduction. He is being held without bond in the Fairfax County jail.

-- Tom Jackman

By Tom Jackman  |  June 17, 2010; 1:29 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman  
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Put all 'Chesters' and 'Mervs' to death.

Posted by: kahlua87 | June 17, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

zcxnissan, please provide some real evidence of your statement that "Hispanics in Prince William County have made up the bulk of child molesters in the recent decade as well as the majority of murders." You sound like just another racist who loves to throw out false statements without any accountability whatsoever. Why don't you take a look at the DOJ stats and show me the evidence? You can't because it doesn't exist. The truth is that there are some legitimate reasons why we need to address immigration policy in this country, but racists such as yourself have hijacked the issue, polarized it, and are largely responsibility for this nation's inability to address immigration in a political context.

The fact that you decided to make that comment in the context of this article shows just how extreme you are. Where is there any evidence at all that the suspect is Hispanic?

Posted by: MdLaw | June 17, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

The suspect in this case is African-American, and so is definitely NOT the person cited in Facebook above.

Posted by: Tom Jackman | June 17, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

It matters not,if the abductor was Hispanic, Black, or White, race is not the issue because all have done such crimes. What is important is that parents must protect their children from the time of birth until they are capable of protecting themselves, and laws have to be changed to make sure these perverts, who live in darkness, remain locked away with the key being thrown away.

Posted by: jenniferjj | June 17, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

re: kahlua87's comment: I get the Chesters (The Molesters) but what is a "MERV"? (Merv the Perv possibly?)or maybe Mervin the Servin?)

Posted by: dlhazer | June 17, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

My father, my brother and my son are/or were all named Chester. I resent the use of this name as molesters. Why do we have to have real names not belonging to the molesters as identifiers.

Posted by: abgjt | June 18, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

HAHA what a tool! Charles Robert Barbour should get a Darwin award. He must be from South Carolina.

Posted by: miknugget | June 18, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

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